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Char Tosi, holds a BS in Nursing from Vanderbilt University and a MS in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Char has 15 years experience in University teaching and research. As part of her research experience, she designed and delivered a curriculum for a major Federal Grant which involved teaching parents and children how to communicate. She continues to consult with universities in developing and utilizing these skills in the workplace. She is a consultant for hospitals with a focus on resolving conflicts and creating harmony between nursing staff and administrators. Char is the Founder of Woman Within International, Ltd., a nonprofit organization that provides women worldwide opportunities for personal transformation. Thousands of women from twenty countries have attended these programs. She has trained hundreds of facilitators that now deliver this course throughout the world.

Rich Tosi has a BA in Chemistry / Math from Vanderbilt University, which he attended on a full scholarship from the USMC. Enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1963, he was commissioned as an Officer in 1969. He saw combat in Vietnam and completed his tour of duty as a Captain. He worked as an Industrial Engineer for General Motors. His ability to work with GM's highly unionized workforce allowed him to make a number of significant contributions to GM. One was the Occupational Ergonomics program he created at a Milwaukee plant which eventually became GM's worldwide model for ergonomics. He was also involved in creating a very successful Cost Reduction process as well as participating in the transition to the GM Production System.

In 1985, Rich co-founded the ManKind Project, a nonprofit international men's educational organization that empowers and transforms men to their full potential. Thousands of men have participated in ManKind Project workshops. He served as President/CEO for it first 12 years, and continues to sit on the Executive Committee as a consultant and mentor to this fast growing international organization. He designed and implemented the multilevel training program for its leaders. There are ManKind Project Training Centers in the US Canada and England, South Africa, France and Germany, Australia . Because of the combination of his military, corporate, and nonprofit experience, Rich brings excellence to his work with corporate teams, executives, and training opportunities.

Char and Rich Tosi have been married for over 35 years and have two sons. Together they designed a Couples Workshop which they have delivered to hundreds of couples throughout the United States, Canada, and England.

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